Unacommpanied minor ages

Old Mar 18, 19, 5:44 am
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Unacommpanied minor ages

What are the ages where you MUST pay for unaccompanied minor on El Al? This link https://www.elal.com/en/PassengersIn...sFlyAlone.aspx
says the following:
Parents sending children, aged 5 to 15, on an EL AL flight unaccompanied by an adult are obligated​ to purchase EL AL's Child Care service for unaccompanied minors.

But then towards the bottom of the page it says:
Children over age 5 and under age 15 on the date the flight begins will be accepted on the flight and will be able to fly without a parent or adult escort if they fulfill the requirements listed below.
The service is also offered to unaccompanied minor over age 15, if a parent or guardian submits a request.

So the first part seems to say that a 15 year old must pay the unaccompanied minor fee, but the bottom part seems to say that it's optional for a 15 year old. My daughter will be 15 1/2 for a flight to the US in July. (The language on the hebrew website is similarly ambiguous).

To add another doubt - this link: https://www.elal.com/en/About-ELAL/L...finitions.aspxWhat are the age definitions on EL AL flights? Adult: A passenger who has reached his/her 12th birthday as of the date of commencement of travel. If travelling alone, a person between ages 12-15 will be qualified as an Unaccompanied Minor (additional service fee will apply).

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Old Mar 18, 19, 6:09 am
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For the purpose of buying a ticket, 12 and above is an adult ticket.

For the purpose of having to buy UA service it is required from
age 5 until age 15. Once they are 15 they can fly as adults.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 6:42 am
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I just read the page. The English could not be any clearer. If your child is over 15 then they can fly BUT, if,there is a delay, or the plane is diverted- your child is not goi g to get any treatment t beyond what an adult gets ( or doesn’t get). It is also questionable if any hotel would a.low,your child, on their own to check in! If it was my 151/2 year old,I know what I would do.
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